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    If you do end up taking opioids for pain, stay really well hydrated. A friend needed to take the opioids for pain post major orthopedic surgery a couple years ago. The opioids gave him really bad constipation. The pain from the constipation was as bad as the pain from the surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCD View Post
    If you do end up taking opioids for pain, stay really well hydrated. A friend needed to take the opioids for pain post major orthopedic surgery a couple years ago. The opioids gave him really bad constipation. The pain from the constipation was as bad as the pain from the surgery.
    To fix constipation I put that Miralax stuff in the coffee every day and some in a coolaid to kill the taste of it. Far as addition if somone has issues with drinking alcohol or binge eating I'd be worried. But most people don't get hooked. What I did in many surgerys I've had in my life it to wean off them slowly before the prescribed period ended. Taking Tylenol etc. during the daylight hours. With a good pain free nights sleep one can have the strength to move on in life.

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    Good luck tomorrow, sierra! Please let us know how everything works out.

    There's a lot of great advice in this thread- especially for those of us who are approaching the age of wear and tear.

    I hope everything goes well for you and we see you (and your doggo) back on the trails soon.
    AMC Adopt-A-Trail Program Region Leader Emeritus: Pemigewasset 1993-2005 Southern Presidentials 2005-2017
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    Just found the thread. Mine surgery was 20? years ago. Fine since. Go for multiple advil.

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